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A Christian Response To The Debt Ceiling Crisis

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 08.01.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

When it comes right down to it, the role of the church is NOT to draft legislation and develop policy, but to make sure that those who are called and elected into that role are held accountable.

Blogs, Faith And Norway: Terror And Responsibility

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 09.24.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Christianity is not to blame. At the same time, we cannot ignore that the fringes of the religious right in the United States have created an atmosphere of intolerance and fear directed at Muslims.

Institute On Religion And Democracy Continues Campaign Of Disinformation

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.12.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

If you have ever heard of the Institute on Religion and Democracy and thought it was a religious organization, you would have been mistaken. Names can be deceiving.

The Spiritually Viral Hunger Fast

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.08.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The hunger fast for a moral budget has gone spiritually viral. Ten days ago, we announced that the budget debate had become a moral crisis. We now have more than 30,000 participants and are still growing.

House GOP Cuts Are Theologically Immoral

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Theologically, these proposed cuts are a sin. They would harm the most vulnerable among us and endanger the planet. There is no getting around it: the House GOP budget is an immoral document.

The State Of The Union: A Christian Response To President Obama

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

The president needs to take a more public role in addressing the issue of poverty. We need his voice now more than ever.

Hanukkah And Interfaith Dialogue: Increasing Our Shared Light

Rabbi Sid Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Sid Schwarz

In a world that is changing so rapidly, religion provides comfort, continuity and timeless certainty to millions of the faithful in the world. But often that religious package also includes heavy doses of triumphalism, chauvinism and intolerance.

Religious Rhapsody: The National Council of Churches

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

The National Council of Churches is right that we are ethically bound to be stewards of the Earth. If the exercise of that religious-driven principle permeates the operation of government, so be it.

National Council Of Churches To Mark 100th Anniversary Of Ecumenical Movement

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Bruce Nolan Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Leaders of the nation's largest coalition of Christian churches will gather here this week (No...

Obama Prays With Church Leaders on Cuba and Middle East

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Twenty-one Christian leaders met and prayed with President Obama on Monday (Nov. 1), discus...

Students Seek To Revive Christian Progressive Movement

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Progressive Christian college students hope to reorganize a movement that propelled young a...

Dollars for Death, Pennies for Life

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

There is no shortage of bombs in Afghanistan, but there is a lethal shortage of tents in Haiti. The rainy season is fast approaching, with serious dangers of typhoid and dysentery.

This Little (Coal-Fired) Light of Mine: Will President Heed 45 Million Prayers?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

August 3rd should be a national day of atonement for our sins against the American mountains and mountaineers.